Is there a mumps vaccination?
In Australia, immunisation against mumps is provided as part of the National Immunisation Program (NIP).
- Children at 12 months – the first dose of mumps vaccine is given in combination with measles and rubella (as MMR vaccine)
- Children at 18 months – the second dose of mumps vaccine is given in combination with measles, rubella and varicella (chickenpox)
If you were born during or after 1966, or you are an adolescent or adult who does not have evidence of having received two doses of a mumps-containing vaccine, you may not have immunity against the disease and may need additional vaccination. Talk to your doctor about vaccination against the mumps.
For further information regarding vaccination against mumps, speak with your healthcare professional.
Sources & Citations
3. Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Mumps. Available at: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/mumps?viewAsPdf=true (accessed 13 March 2020).
4. Australian Government, Department of Health. The Australian Immunisation Handbook. Mumps. Available at: https://immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/vaccine-preventable-diseases/mumps (accessed 13 March 2020).
5. Australian Government, Department of Health. National Immunisation Program Schedule. Available at: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/immunisation/immunisation-throughout-life/national-immunisation-program-schedule#national-immunisation-program-schedule-from-1-april-2019 (accessed 17 March 2020).
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